Hunted Down: The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'Hunted Down: The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens,' readers encounter a less-trodden landscape within Dickens's oeuvre, one that illuminates the Victorian fascination with crime and investigation. In these narratives, Dickens deploys his keen insight into the human condition, interweaving societal critique with riveting suspense. The collection bears the hallmark of his rich prose and intricate characterizations, taking its place in the broader literary context as one of the precursors to the detective genre which would later be popularized by writers such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie. This edition by DigiCat Publishing, meticulously refined for the modern reader, honors not just the content but also the lasting literary style and impact of Dickens's work.

Charles Dickens, beyond being a literary giant of the 19th century, was a keen observer of the contemporary societal undercurrents. His exploration of crime and justice in these stories may have been influenced by his own life, including his childhood exposure to the legal world when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison, and his later work as a parliamentary reporter. Dickens's fascination with the darker aspects of society and human psychology resonate through these detective stories, revealing an array of complex moral themes and the gritty reality of London life.

'Recommended for aficionados of classic literature and detective fiction alike, 'Hunted Down: The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens' offers a unique glimpse into the early form of the detective story, injected with the timeless Dickensian touch of social commentary and unforgettable characters. This DigiCat edition ensures that the legacy of Dickens's foray into mystery and detection is preserved and made accessible for current and future generations, inviting both scholarly engagement and general enjoyment of this classic literary treasure.

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Charles Dickens (1812-1870), an English writer and social critic, is often regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoy enduring popularity and are celebrated for their humor, vivid characters, and incisive social commentary. Born in Portsmouth, Dickens had to face the hard reality of poverty at an early age, an experience that influenced his writing and lent an empathetic edge to his portrayal of the underprivileged. His colorful literature includes 'Hunted Down: The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens,' a lesser-known collection which showcases his foray into the mystery and detective genre, highlighting his narrative dexterity outside his more conventional social novels. Dickens's literary style blends robust storytelling and acute characterization with trenchant social criticism and an acute awareness of contemporary issues. His serialized novels, a pioneering approach at that time, allowed the wider public accessibility to literature, and his texts remain studies in character and narrative artistry, as well as important documents of Victorian socio-cultural conditions. Renowned for classics such as 'Oliver Twist,' 'Great Expectations,' and 'A Tale of Two Cities,' Dickens's work transcends time, resonating with readers worldwide due to its universal themes of human struggle and triumph.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 22 Seiten

Größe: 521,7 KB

ISBN: 8596547336372